“From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love”
Have you ever had an injury in one part of your body and felt like every part of your body aches?
If you have, you’d realize just how important every part of the body is in fulfilling your daily activities. No part is too small, no part is unimportant.
It is the same as the body of Christ. We grow when every joint contributes. This is how the church is built and grows.
We must come to the point where we also see ourselves as having a part to play in ensuring that the church grows. We must not shy away from our responsibility.
When your local church needs hands in a particular area, always be the first to volunteer.
When first-timers attend a church meeting, make them feel at home. Offer them messages, invite them to other meetings, follow them up if need be. Give them a reason to stay and a reason to associate with other believers.
The way the church functions is such that we all need someone to teach us and guide us in order for us to understand and experience who God has made us in His Son Jesus.
A practical example is that the same way someone laid hands on you to be filled with the Spirit is the same way you are needed to lay hands on others to be filled with the Spirit.
“For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.”
1 Corinthians 12:8-11
When you pray, don’t just pray for yourself, you have brothers and sisters in the faith who need your prayers. Teach them to also pray for others in the faith. We are united by Blood- the precious Blood of Christ.
When you learn something in a church meeting, it isn’t for your consumption alone. What about those younger believers that need to be taught? You can’t leave the responsibility to your pastor alone.
Another way to contribute to the body of Christ is by heeding to the instruction of Apostle Paul in his letter to the church at Galatia. Paul instructs believers to do good to all men, especially to other believers.
“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”
Are there believers you are responsible for? Who is growing spiritually because of you? Have you sought for ways to help other believers? Supply today; Make it a point of duty to be a supplying joint.